Power to the People

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Power to the People presents the Israel Museum's major collection of propaganda posters from the early years of the Soviet Union, documenting one of the most interesting chapters in twentieth-century graphic design. Inspired by the traditional vernacular of political cartoons, by the lubok wood-cut technique of Russian folk art, and by the ideas of Futurism, the poster artists employed a new visual language to explain the results of the Revolution to the Soviet people. The Israel Museum's collection of Soviet propaganda posters is the largest museum collection of its kind outside Russia. This book illustrates the entire collection for the first time.


Alex Ward is Curator of Design and Architecture at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Muza Anatolivna Nemirova is Deputy Director of the Mayakovsky National Museum, Moscow. James S. Snyder is Director of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem.